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Anyone interested in Classical Music?

Post by ren3107 » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:33 pm

I am new to Singapore and wanna find friends to enjoy concerts together.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 1:16 pm

Is that with or without mobile phones turned on? :mad:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by ariesrising » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 9:37 pm

Don't forget the throat-clearing and plastic bag-crinkling as well :D

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:06 am

No...do they actually do that here? Shame shame. Not that I could afford the time to go to the symphony, but I've been wanting to check it out.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:17 am

Are you kidding, a lot don't even bother to dress up in evening gowns & tuxedos. They also like to keep up a running commentary with their partners during the entire program, similar to the way they behave in the local movie theaters.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:21 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They also like to keep up a running commentary with their partners during the entire program, similar to the way they behave in the local movie theaters.
This. I've seen toddlers who behave better. :x

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:36 am

What's happening now?
The trumpet soloist is going to perform a cadenza.
I thought this was supposed to be a flute concerto?
No, that was the previous piece, remember?
Shhh! I can't tell what scale he's playing!
What? It's over now anyway, on to the shostakovich.
Isn't that pronounced shosTAkovich?

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:13 pm

poodlek wrote:What's happening now?
The trumpet soloist is going to perform a cadenza.
I thought this was supposed to be a flute concerto?
No, that was the previous piece, remember?
Shhh! I can't tell what scale he's playing!
What? It's over now anyway, on to the shostakovich.
Isn't that pronounced shosTAkovich?
I somehow doubt that the running commentary would go that way...but a running commentary would run nonetheless.

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Post by poodlek » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:26 pm

Anecdote: a good friend of mine has his master's in piano performance from Juilliard. He performs in a local variety-type show (I'm sure you know the one I mean). A while back he made several attempts to get some type of cross promotion thing going with the local symphony and didn't even get a response. He then contacted individual members to see if they'd be interested in doing some chamber music together in a strictly artistic/amateur setting and got blown off with basically "what do you take me for?? I'm a serious artist!" type response from more than one member. So frack 'em anyway. Music snobs.

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Post by madwolfie » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Is that with or without mobile phones turned on? :mad:
SMS *LOL* not forgetting, shaking of legs and fidgeting too much, too often!

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Post by madwolfie » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:03 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Are you kidding, a lot don't even bother to dress up in evening gowns & tuxedos. They also like to keep up a running commentary with their partners during the entire program, similar to the way they behave in the local movie theaters.
*ahem* not everyone has evening gowns & tuxedos but I'd agree to dressing appropriately to the occassion.

Otherwise, it'd probably be a good idea to have a formal wear rental shop just at the front of house :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:22 pm

Actually that is a splendid idea! (and welcome back! Five & half years is a long time!)

At least in Washington DC, a lot of the finer restaurants keep dinner jackets of various sizes and a selection of "suitable", if not fashionable, dresses for those guests who are caught short (like tourists). Helps keep up the reputations to a better lever without chasing away customers or upsetting other customers. Not sure if any of the high end restaurants like in the Raffles Hotel or Shangri La do or not as I'm not a high end diner by nature.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by madwolfie » Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:27 pm

Thanks for the welcome! :P

Had it been 5 years already? OMG :shock: I was trying to click *like* for some posts I was reading :lol:

Perhaps, soon enough, someone will come up with that. It is a wonder when we are so cocky and ignorant at the same time :twisted:

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Post by madwolfie » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:31 am

:D Yeah, solved my avatar issue! Now you can see MY FOOT! :P

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